Hold tight through the gallop, then relax into the deep.
Ominous keys frame the strange sense of unease rippling through this offering to the spirits of harmony. Pushed behind the theatrically strange vocals, rhythmic riffing adds to the trancelike subtleties of terror swimming like sharks beneath the surface.
Pressing ‘play’ and the album begins… I hear the melancholy and the vibe of longing for something in the music almost immediately
Operation Just Cause bangs hard by going straight for the jugular and never letting go.
This album is excellent – dreamy-in-an-unsettling-way and hypnotic – so it doesn’t matter what genre we call it, nor does it matter that it’s entirely instrumental.
The intensity of Zos Ethos cannot be understated. … Let it be the deep experience it’s meant to be.
As someone who doesn’t really listen to deathcore all that much, I see this as a release for people who want some crossover between deathcore and black metal.
Though each band clearly has their own style, the whole is as cohesive as it is crushing, exquisite as it is eviscerating.
There needs to be moments of peace and quiet, sort of reflection, to really make the chaotic bits chaotic.